Join our researchers in optometry, quantum physics, marine biology, intelligent machines, sustainable materials, psychology, biotechnology, and more, for tours, talks and workshops across Sydney for Sydney Science Festival 2018 during National Science Week.
Highlights include Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons on the coming revolution in quantum computing, activist Bob Brown on the ongoing battle for the environment, and a robust discussion on what artificial intelligence means not just for human lives, but for the way we understand human intelligence, human values, and humanity itself.
Tuesday 7 August to Friday 17 August
Sydney Science Festival at the Australian Museum
Wednesday 8 August, 6.30 - 8pm
Colour and Vision: The Colour Society of Australia
School of Optometry and Vision Science, Old Main Building (K15) UNSW Kensington
Thursday 9 August, 11am – 2.30pm and 5 – 8.30pm
Operation Crayweed: Seaweed and Seagrass Restoration Workshop
Sydney Institute of Marine Science, 19 Chowder Bay Road Mosman
Saturday 11 August, 10 to 12pm
Tours of UNSW SM@RT e-waste microfactory
Centre for Sustainable Materials, Research & Technology, UNSW Kensington
Sunday 12 August, 3 to 3.45pm
Good Robot / Bad Robot: Living with intelligent machines
Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Tuesday 14 August, 12.30 to 1.30pm
How are Memories Formed?
Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of New South Wales
Tuesday 14 August, 6 to 7.15pm
The Einstein Lecture: The Quantum Computing Revolution with Professor Michelle Simmons
Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building UNSW Kensington
For many, the field of quantum computing is extraordinarily mind boggling, yet for the 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons, it is her life and her passion. She is a quantum computing pioneer, establishing Australia’s first quantum computing company in 2017. When you hear her exuberantly share her insight into quantum physics and atomic electronics, you will walk away with not only a sound understanding of the technology, but you’ll feel her contagious curiosity for its possibilities.
Thursday 15 August, 6 to 7pm
Antimicrobial Resistance: What Should We Do?
Kogarah Library and Service Centre Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah
Saturday 18 August, 11am to 3pm
Science in the Swamp Centennial Parklands
Loch Avenue South, Centennial Park
A fun, free family festival of science displays and activities to celebrate National Science Week (11 - 19 August)